Ascent of Flat Top Mountain on 2014-10-17

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Tanya
Date:Friday, October 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Flat Top Mountain
    Elevation:3994 ft / 1217 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a straightforward hike up from the trail head on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of the developed Peaks of Otter area. There's parking for several cars here and a distinct trail all the way to the top. Best views are not from the actual summit, which is in the trees, but from some open boulders a short ways away. Beyond the summit, the trail descends to the Big Spring / picnic area in the developed portion of the Peaks of Otter recreation area. You could leave a car at each end of the trail and enjoy an end-to-end hike over Flat Top if desired.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1450 ft / 441 m
    Trailhead:Fallingwater Cascades trail head   2544 ft / 775 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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